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Minutes December 23, 2014

Wabasha County Board of Commissioners

Meeting of December 23, 2014

 

The Board of County Commissioners of Wabasha County, Minnesota, convened in Regular Session at the Wabasha County Courthouse, in the City of Wabasha, Minnesota on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The meeting was called to order by Board Chairman Springer.

The following Commissioners were present: Springer, Wobbe, Hall, Harms, Roschen

 

WOBBE - HARMS

Motion to approve the agenda after removing Item A, and replacing Board of Water & Soil Resources item with Employee/Union Grievance in the Closed Session.

Adopted Unanimously

SPRINGER - WOBBE

Motion to approve the consent agenda including the following:

Claims

Meal Vouchers

Per Diems

SSIS Claims

Minutes: December 16, 2014

Donation of $250 from Commissioner Rich Hall to off-set cost of garage door opener for Veterans Service van.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2014-258

Whereas, the Board authorized the Public Health Director to fill the nursing position left vacant when Tera Binner resigned, and;

Whereas, the Director of Nursing and the Home And Community Based Services Supervisor interviewed potential candidates, and;

Whereas, the Director and Supervisor are in agreement that the position be offered to Therese Schaffner, RN on pay grade 5, step 4 of the non-union pay scale, and

Whereas, both parties agree that January 5, 2015 is an appropriate start date,

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

Therese Schaffner, RN be hired effective January 5, 2015, contingent on passing a criminal background study and employment drug screen test. Starting hourly rate will be pay grade 5, step 4 of the non-union

Adopted Unanimously

HARMS - HALL

Resolution No.: 2014-259

Whereas, Project SP 079-070-005, Minn. Proj. HSIP 7914(179) – Chevron Sign Installations on various County Highways with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, has been completed.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer be authorized to issue a warrant for final payment to JAAK LLC. in the amount of $3257.85.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN - SPRINGER

Resolution No.: 2014-260

Whereas, Project SAP 079-609-011 – Bituminous Reclamation and Surfacing on CSAH 9 with any and/or all Supplemental Agreements, Change Orders or Work Orders, has been completed.

Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners that,

the Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer be authorized to issue a warrant for final payment to Rochester Sand & Gravel, Division of Mathy Construction Company in the amount of $95,356.41.

Adopted Unanimously

WOBBE - HALL

Resolution No. 2014-149

Whereas, the Wabasha County Negotiation Team met in negotiations and mediation with the Teamsters Jailers and Dispatchers bargaining unit, and;

Whereas, the parties have reached a Tentative Agreement, and;

Whereas, the Negotiation Committee has reviewed the agreement and it met with their unanimous approval, and

Whereas, the Teamsters Jailers and Dispatchers Union has voted to accept the agreement as presented

Now Therefore Be It Resolved by the Wabasha County Board of Commissioners approves the adoption of the attached agreement (Exhibit #1).

Nay: Roschen

Adopted

HARMS - ROSCHEN

Motion to close open meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

ROSCHEN -- HALL

Motion to open union grievance closed session.

Resolution No.: 2014-262

Whereas, Minn. Stat. §13D.05 subd. 3(b) permits closing a County Board meeting if such closure is permitted by the attorney-client privilege;

Whereas, the County Board desires to consult with its attorney regarding a Union Grievance that has been served on the County; and

Whereas, it is not possible to fully discuss strategy and the options available to the County in a public meeting; and

Whereas, without such a meeting the County will have to make decisions without the full benefit of consultation with counsel, and is concerned that in such a situation, it could make poor or uninformed decisions, exposing the County and its taxpayers to liabilities and costs that could be avoided by fully informed decision making available only in a closed session with counsel; and

Whereas, certain phases of the grievance strategy may be impaired if every discussion is available for the benefit of opposing parties;

Whereas, based upon the foregoing the Board finds there is an absolute need for confidentiality of this matter.

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, a closed meeting of the County Board addressing the above referenced concerns will be held with the County's counsel. No subject matter other than the foregoing shall be discussed at said meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

HARMS - ROSCHEN

Motion to close grievance session and open regular Board meeting.

Adopted Unanimously

 

Commissioners reported on meetings they attended.

 

WOBBE - HALL

Motion to recess to recognition of outgoing elected officials.

Adopted Unanimously

Agenda for this meeting

Video 1 of 2 (Direct)

Video 2 of 2 (Direct)

 

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